FA Cup: AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Coventry City

Coventry celebrate

Coventry came from behind to beat League Two AFC Wimbledon to reach the second round of the FA Cup.

The hosts had to make a late goalkeeping change as Seb Brown replaced Ross Worner, who was held up in traffic caused by an accident.

Michael Smith's header from George Porter's cross put Wimbledon ahead.

But Brown's fumble saw Callum Wilson equalise, while Carl Baker's close-range strike and Callum Kennedy's own goal sealed Coventry's victory.

Play was delayed by 15 minutes to help give Worner chance to reach the ground, but with the first-choice keeper still not at the ground, Brown had minutes to prepare.

Brown, 23, had yet to feature for the Dons this season, and it was his error that gifted the League One side a way back into the match.

Brown

Having spilled Cyrus Christie's innocuous deep cross, Brown recovered to claim the ball, only for him to then drop it on the goal line, leaving Wilson the simplest of tap ins.

And within six minutes the game had turned around.

Wilson and Baker put the Sky Blues ahead, while Kennedy deflected a shot past Brown in the 70th minute to compound Wimbledon's misery.

Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley on Worner missing the match: "These things happen in football and I've told the players I'm proud of them.

"I couldn't see them getting back into the game [until Brown's error]. He knows, I don't need to tell him. The momentum changed from there on and it was difficult.

"Worner arrived on the final whistle, it's a good job Seb didn't get injured."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 22Brown
  • 2Fuller
  • 3Kennedy
  • 8Moore
  • 6Bennett
  • 5Frampton
  • 21Porter
  • 12PellSubstituted forMidsonat 73'minutes
  • 9Smith
  • 4Sweeney
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forMooreat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Worner
  • 10Midson
  • 11Moore
  • 15Fenlon
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 18Sheringham
  • 24Weston

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 2ChristieBooked at 68mins
  • 3Adams
  • 6C Thomas
  • 24Clarke
  • 4Webster
  • 8Baker
  • 16Barton
  • 9L Clarke
  • 20Wilson
  • 14MoussaSubstituted forPhillipsat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Burge
  • 18Phillips
  • 30Garner
  • 31Haynes
  • 33Maund
  • 37G Thomas
  • 38Baker-Richardson
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,379

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Coventry City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Coventry City 3.

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Peter Sweeney (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Blair Adams.

Attempt missed. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Smith with a cross.

Foul by Aaron Phillips (Coventry City).

George Porter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by George Porter.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Aaron Phillips replaces Franck Moussa.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Attempt saved. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Smith.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Blair Adams.

Attempt missed. Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Carl Baker.

Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

Alan Bennett (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Andrew Frampton tries a through ball, but Jack Midson is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Wilson.

Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Carl Baker.

Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Sammy Moore tries a through ball, but Jack Midson is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sebastian Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Jack Midson replaces Harry Pell.

Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Barry Fuller tries a through ball, but Harry Pell is caught offside.

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Luke Moore replaces George Francomb.

Goal!

Own Goal by Callum Kennedy, AFC Wimbledon. AFC Wimbledon 1, Coventry City 3.

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Franck Moussa (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon).

Booking

Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry City).

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

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